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Old 07-17-2014, 11:51 AM
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I thought you were going to get rid of the boot and make something similar to the e63 or whatever.
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Old 07-17-2014, 12:03 PM
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I thought you were going to get rid of the boot and make something similar to the e63 or whatever.
That is coming! I haven't came up with an idea yet!
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Originally Posted by olszowa12 View Post
This is some serious surgery :O

You need a custom leather boot now - this one is too long.
The boot is perfect because its touching the bottom of the knob, if shorter the rod will be showing
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That is coming! I haven't came up with an idea yet!
Damnit snow! what am I paying you for?!?!

Kidding, any ideas yet? Also, does it annoy you that when in park it tilts slightly forward and in drive it has it's lean back on? I feel like that would bother me over time.
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The boot is perfect because its touching the bottom of the knob, if shorter the rod will be showing
Matt is referring to how the boot comes up over the base of the knob. Yea, it touches the knob but it still goes up the shaft a little bit.

I feel like some material could be removed from the boot to tighten things up a bit.
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Originally Posted by snowmuch View Post


Looks way better. No?
Yes.

That's some great work, homie..........and an even greater vision for even thinking about it.

Can't say I have, nor would have. That would be a damn lie.
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I am over the shift knob, it looks great, but that wrapped trim is stellar! Dry CF looks soooo much better than the gel coated stuff! I am digging it!
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^ That is exactly what I was thinking. It looks weird from the side because of the longer leather boot.
Good job on this mod. I wouldn't do it either since I want to be able to return to stock at anytime
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Old 07-17-2014, 12:10 PM
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Originally Posted by PurpleHeartAMG View Post
Damnit snow! what am I paying you for?!?!

Kidding, any ideas yet? Also, does it annoy you that when in park it tilts slightly forward and in drive it has it's lean back on? I feel like that would bother me over time.
Not really because when you look at it from driver's seat the AMG crest is actually facing you (maybe a 20 degree angel tilt), and when you place your hand on it it still fits perfectly in your hand.
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Old 07-17-2014, 12:13 PM
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Originally Posted by PurpleHeartAMG View Post
Matt is referring to how the boot comes up over the base of the knob. Yea, it touches the knob but it still goes up the shaft a little bit.

I feel like some material could be removed from the boot to tighten things up a bit.
To be honest when you look at it from your regular seating position you wont even see the boot! which is a plus! Ill get a shot later today
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Old 07-17-2014, 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Autosport7 View Post
I am over the shift knob, it looks great, but that wrapped trim is stellar! Dry CF looks soooo much better than the gel coated stuff! I am digging it!
Thank you!
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^ Gotchya. Anyway you look at it this is a nice DIY you've started here. I am assuming this will be an ongoing process. Really like how this turned out
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Old 07-17-2014, 02:36 PM
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Wow you got ***** OP, looks good though.
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Old 07-19-2014, 01:17 PM
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Here is couple shots from the drivers seat looking down.





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Great job snow! No turning back now.
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Old 07-20-2014, 11:30 AM
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Great job snow! No turning back now.
I think this can be undone by purchasing the rod assembly unit off eBay.de, probably cost less than $100 if need to be done
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Snow, did you use anything to affix the shift boot to the underside of the shift knob? I believe the stock shifter has a black collar that holds it up. Is that what you used? Also, the part number I have is 218 260 02 40, is that correct?
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Wow, great job! I have learned that most all of this car is replaceable by parts, just gotta find the specific part and buy it.

Looks so much better.....But that is true, you could of used a carbon cutting disc and not made so much heat and took less time...
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Snow, did you use anything to affix the shift boot to the underside of the shift knob? I believe the stock shifter has a black collar that holds it up. Is that what you used? Also, the part number I have is 218 260 02 40, is that correct?
My knob didn't come with that part. Because the boot is longer, folding the boot inwards will make the connection between the gear knob and boot look OEM
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Originally Posted by ZephyrAMG View Post
Wow, great job! I have learned that most all of this car is replaceable by parts, just gotta find the specific part and buy it.

Looks so much better.....But that is true, you could of used a carbon cutting disc and not made so much heat and took less time...
I just bought a bunch of those for my other projects xD
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My knob didn't come with that part. Because the boot is longer, folding the boot inwards will make the connection between the gear knob and boot look OEM
What part number did you use?
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What part number did you use?
I can't recall, it was purchased from a vendor on ebay.de.
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Old 04-25-2018, 09:32 PM
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That looks awesome. Got a extra E63 shift knob for sale. Brand new, $450 shipped within the US.
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Can anyone confirm if 218 260 00 00 works as well?
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Here's my install! As a tip, it's easier to cut down the stem and use a rubber stretch plumber's tape to create a snug fit. As for the boot, when its inverted use the same tape to attach to the stalk firmly and the pull te boot down and install to keep it up under the new shifter.

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